At the time of writing (April/May 2020) the world is going through something we’ve never experienced before. There’s no doubt you dread the daily headlines as much as I do so I won’t attempt to summarize what’s already known.
The crisis has, however, given me time and thought into how emerging technologies could potentially help people avoid physical contact, pick up some DIY skills, and fix problems that you’d normally rely on others for via physical service offerings.
I’m going to focus on one of these problems:
Fixing a bike puncture...
I’ve been interested in augmented reality for a few years now and believe it has endless potential for all types of businesses and services.
Because the technology is still in its infancy, I haven’t delved into any particular technology stack or operating system due to the trial and error nature of such.
Instead, I have been learning the fundamentals of 3D, immersive design and discovered the overlaps with more traditional design aspects (storyboarding, interface design etc.) along with both daunting and exciting new things associated with designing for physical spaces.